Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Desire is the very essence of man.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.