Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
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.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
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.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.