All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.