Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Resist much. Obey little.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.