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.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.