Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Wisdom begins at the end.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.