In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
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.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls