As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.