Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
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.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.