People who chase after ever greater wealth without taking the time to enjoy it are like hungry people who are forever cooking but never sit down to eat.
Whoever shows both charm and pleasure in explaining to people things that they already know soon gets a reputation as an intelligent individual.
What do people like to call stupid the most? Something sensible that they can't understand.
Silly people say stupid things, clever people do them.
None are so inconsiderate as those who demand nothing of life other than their own personal comfort.
The simplest and commonest truth seems new and miraculous the very moment we first experience it in ourselves.
None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones.
Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.
Enthusiasm does not always speak for whose who arouse it, but always for those who experience it.
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.
One of the main goals of self-education is to eradicate that vanity in us without which we would never have been educated.
Indifference of every kind is reprehensible, even indifference towards one's self.
One has to do good in order for it to exist in the world.
Public opinion is the whore among opinions.
Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.