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.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.