Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
The lie is a condition of life.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.