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.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
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.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.