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.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously