The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
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.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character