Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
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.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
What can't be cured must be endured.
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.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
A man is literally what he thinks.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.