The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Resist much. Obey little.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.