He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other.
I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
A nation like this cannot fail to be prosperous: when man is both just and energetic the rest comes to him as surplus.
I found the right man, got married, and just had to keep not reinventing myself, just deciding that it doesn't matter what you are if you are a good person.
Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
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.
I'm a meathead. I can't help it, man. You've got smart people and you've got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.
It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.
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.
He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
When a man is shooting a handgun, it's just like he is shooting because that's his job, and he has no other choice. It's no good. When a girl is shooting a handgun, it's really something.
Words impress me. If a man can speak eloquently and beautifully to me, I just melt on the floor.
Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.
No man ever became wise by chance.
And, hey, I'm not under the illusion that everything's just going to be hunky-dory work wise forever. I've never been under that illusion. Things could go away tomorrow.
I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.