A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
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.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
A precedent embalms a principle.
The lie is a condition of life.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.