In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Wisdom begins at the end.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.