Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
The lie is a condition of life.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.