Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
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.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
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.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
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.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.