Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
I think, therefore I am.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
What's done can't be undone.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
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.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.