Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy