It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
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.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.