Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.