The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Resist much. Obey little.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
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.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
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
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.