Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
The lie is a condition of life.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.