Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
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 greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Resist much. Obey little.