Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.