The object of the superior man is truth.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.