Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
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.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.