It takes a great man to be a good listener.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Resist much. Obey little.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
What's done can't be undone.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
A friend to all is a friend to none