A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
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.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
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.
The lie is a condition of life.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.