The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
A precedent embalms a principle.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
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.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.