I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
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.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.