The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.