Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
What can't be cured must be endured.