Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.