The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Intelligence is a moral category.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
The lie is a condition of life.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
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?
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.