When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
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.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.