One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.