We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
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.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
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.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.