Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
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.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.