Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Wisdom begins at the end.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.