If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
A man is literally what he thinks.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.