The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.