Intelligence is a moral category.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
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.