It takes a great man to be a good listener.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
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.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.