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.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.