Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle