We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
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.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Intelligence is a moral category.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.