The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.