Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
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.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
What's done can't be undone.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.