Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
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.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
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.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength