There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.