Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
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.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
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.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.