When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
What can't be cured must be endured.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
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!
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.