Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Some families can trace their ancestry back three hundred years, but can't tell you where their children were last night.
Everything you can imagine is real.
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
The Universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
In war, truth is the first casualty.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
Water which is too pure has no fish.
Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.
Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open.
He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know."
I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.