Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
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.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
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.