Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Criticize the act, not the person.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.