The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
I think, therefore I am.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Desire is the very essence of man.
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.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.