Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
What's done can't be undone.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.