The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
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.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
I think, therefore I am.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
A man is literally what he thinks.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
What can't be cured must be endured.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.