Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.