A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.