Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
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.
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.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
A precedent embalms a principle.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Desire is the very essence of man.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.