It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
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.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.