Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.