I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
The lie is a condition of life.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.