Think globally, act locally.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
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.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Resist much. Obey little.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.