Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
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.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.