Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
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.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.