In the days of Moses and the prophets such a man would have been counted among the wise men of the land; in the Middle Ages he would have been burned at the stake.
Who is the wise man? He who sees what's going to be born.
Most of the reason I work out now is not for the external - it's for how I feel. I find working out gives me more energy. I started eight days after he was born.
The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly.
No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.
A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
I have days when I just feel I look like a dog.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.
A friend called me up the other day and talked about investing in a dot-com that sells lobsters. Internet lobsters. Where will this end? The next day he sent me a huge package of lobsters on ice. How low can you stoop?
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.
True, I am young, but for souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.
And I always laugh at that, because I think I've always been doing what I want to do since Day 1.
A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
People think how a sugar basin has no physiognomy, no soul. But it changes every day.
Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
A house cannot be made habitable in a day; and, after all, how few days go to make up a century.
We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
The idea really came to me the day I got my new false teeth.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
The years teach us much the days never knew.