The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
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.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.