Whoever prefers the material comforts of life over intellectual wealth is like the owner of a palace who moves into the servants’ quarters and leaves the sumptuous rooms empty.
How wise must one be to be always kind.
Nothing is so often and so irrevocably missed as the opportunity which crops up daily.
He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
You stay young as long as you can learn, acquire new habits, and suffer contradictions.
Those who know nothing must believe everything.
Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.
"People's minds are trained largely at the expense of their hearts." This is not so; it is only that there are more educable minds than there are educable hearts.
We can be wise from goodness and good from wisdom.
The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.
If there is a believe that is capable to move mountains it is the believe in our own strength.
Deep learning doesn't shine.
Only the thinking man lives his life, the thoughtless man's life passes him by.
Generosity, to be perfect, should always be accompanied by a dash of humor.
Never expect women to be sincere, so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please.
We are not always even what we are most.
Consider once before you give, twice before you receive, and a thousand times before you ask.
Have patience with the quarrelsomeness of the stupid. It is not easy to comprehend that one does not comprehend.
In meeting again after a separation, acquaintances ask after our outward life, friends after our inner life.
There is only one proof of ability - action.
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
Many think that when they have confessed a fault there is no need of correcting it.
A defeat borne with pride is also a victory.
Do not consider yourself deprived because your dreams were not fulfilled; the truly deprived have never dreamed.
Morals refine manners, as manners refine morals.
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