Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.