Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
The lie is a condition of life.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool