God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise.
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
I’m considered wise, and sometimes I see myself as knowing. Most of the time, I see myself as wanting to know. And I see myself as a very interested person. I’ve never been bored in my life.
Any fool can wash himself, but every wise man knows that it is an unnecessary labour, for nature will quickly reduce him to a natural and healthy dirtiness again.
Where ignorance is bliss, ‘Tis folly to be wise.