I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
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.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Resist much. Obey little.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!