Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.
So you know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna do something really outrageous, I'm gonna tell the truth.
Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, - for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it - not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.
No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.
It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth.
I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages.? Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his.? In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.
No human being will ever know the Truth, for even if they happen to say it by chance, they would not even known they had done so.
I am a lie who always speaks the truth.
Truth happens in a state of not knowing, truth happens in innocence. Truth happens where there are no clouds of thoughts moving in your consciousness,when the sky is absolutely clear.
Every decent and well-spoken individual affects and sways me more than is right.? I ought to go upright and vital and speak the rude truth in all ways.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
The wise learn many things from their enemies.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.