Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
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.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.