Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
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.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
The day of individual happiness has passed
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
Be that self which one truly is.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful