It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.