Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Resist much. Obey little.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.