The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
A friend to all is a friend to none
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Intelligence is a moral category.