Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
The object of the superior man is truth.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.