There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Intelligence is a moral category.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
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 only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.