We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Wisdom begins at the end.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.