I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
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.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.