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.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
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.