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.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.