Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
A friend to all is a friend to none
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.