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.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
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.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.