What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones?
The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
To many people virtue consists chiefly in repenting faults, not in avoiding them.
Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.
If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve