There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Not one man in five cycles, who is wise, will expect appreciative recognition from his fellows, or any one of them.
A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.
Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.
Wise men, when in doubt as to whether to speak or remain silent, give themselves the benefit of the doubt by keeping quiet.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Wise men have interpreted dreams, and the gods have laughed.
Wisdom is the daughter of experience.