Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
A friend to all is a friend to none
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.