Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Wisdom begins at the end.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
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.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.