The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.