The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Time wounds all heels.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible