The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Appearances often are deceiving.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.