The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
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.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Criticize the act, not the person.
A precedent embalms a principle.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.