The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Resist much. Obey little.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Desire is the very essence of man.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.