Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Wisdom begins at the end.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
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.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Time wounds all heels.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.