You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.