You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
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.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
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.
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.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.