To find a friend one must close one eye - to keep him, two.
The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do.
Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.
Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.
Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves.
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?
Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.
You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertising.
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