The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Time wounds all heels.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Criticize the act, not the person.
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.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.