Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
What can't be cured must be endured.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid