Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
The lie is a condition of life.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
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.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.