Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
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.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
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.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.