It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
A man is literally what he thinks.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.