The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.