Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
The object of the superior man is truth.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.