Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.