The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
A precedent embalms a principle.
I think, therefore I am.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.