And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.
It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.
A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.
There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
The wise man does not grow old, but ripens.
Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel.
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.
Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof.
A wise man does not try to hurry history.
He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.
If a man has nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing he can do.