There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
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.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.