It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.