A precedent embalms a principle.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.