Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds that happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Ideas come from everything
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.