The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
A friend to all is a friend to none
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.