The lie is a condition of life.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
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.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.