Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Criticize the act, not the person.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.