Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
All great achievements require time.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.