A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
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?
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Criticize the act, not the person.