Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.
“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.”
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
“but why should I waste wisdom on a river-turtle?”
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
Be as you wish to seem.
“Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon; How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
It isn't what you do, but how you do it.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.