One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
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.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
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.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.