Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
The object of the superior man is truth.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.