One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.