Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.