The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
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.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.