A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
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.