There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
A man is literally what he thinks.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
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.