Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
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.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.