The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Think globally, act locally.
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.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.