Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!