Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
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
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
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.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
A friend to all is a friend to none