Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.