The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.