Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
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.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
The object of the superior man is truth.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.