Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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!
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Be curious, not judgmental.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.