Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.