Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Resist much. Obey little.