The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.