Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
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.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.