The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Time wounds all heels.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.