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.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
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.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.