The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
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.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
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.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.