Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.