If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.