Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
A man is literally what he thinks.