Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.