Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.