In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
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.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.