Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
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.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Think globally, act locally.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.