We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
A friend to all is a friend to none
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.