Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
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.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.