Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.