It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
What's done can't be undone.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.