Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
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.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
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.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
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.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.