Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
The lie is a condition of life.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.