Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
The lie is a condition of life.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
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.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
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.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.