It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.