The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
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 not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.