Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
What's done can't be undone.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.