Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.