The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
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.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
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.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.