There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
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.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.