Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.