The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Resist much. Obey little.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
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.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Think globally, act locally.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.