Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.