Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.