He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
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 lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.