When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
The object of the superior man is truth.
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.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.