I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
All great achievements require time.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
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.
What can't be cured must be endured.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.