All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Time wounds all heels.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.