What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.