The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Intelligence is a moral category.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
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.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Resist much. Obey little.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.