The cure for pain is in the pain.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.