Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
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.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.