It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
The lie is a condition of life.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.