Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
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.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.