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.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
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.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
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.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
A friend to all is a friend to none
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The lie is a condition of life.