If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
A precedent embalms a principle.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.