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.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
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.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Wisdom begins at the end.