Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact