To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.