Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
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.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.