Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Wisdom begins at the end.
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.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.