If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
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.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.