Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.