Spanish Proverb in Wikipedia
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we get
Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best
Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody
Even the best writer has to erase
Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is
A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month's study of books
Some people spend their entire lives reading but never get beyond reading the words on the page, they don't understand that the words are merely stepping stones placed across a fast-flowing river, and the reason they're there is so that we can reach the farther shore, it's the other side that matters.