Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.