If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.