Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Time wounds all heels.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
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.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.