Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Be curious, not judgmental.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
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.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.