Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
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.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.