Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
A man is literally what he thinks.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.