Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.