Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?