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.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
I think, therefore I am.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Desire is the very essence of man.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
A precedent embalms a principle.