The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
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.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.