When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Resist much. Obey little.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
A precedent embalms a principle.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.