All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.