I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
A man is literally what he thinks.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.