Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
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.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
A man is literally what he thinks.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.