Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.