The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.