The degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.
Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.
The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life.
A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.