It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
A man is literally what he thinks.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.