Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
What's done can't be undone.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
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.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.