You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
He either fears his fate too much,
Or his deserts are small,
Who dares not put it to the touch
To gain or lose it all.
He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
In my opinion, actual heroism, like actual love, is a messy, painful, vulnerable business.
Change is life. Stagnation is death. If you don’t change, you die. It’s that simple. It’s that scary.
Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.