It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
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.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.