None but ourselves can free our minds.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
A precedent embalms a principle.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
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.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.