Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Intelligence is a moral category.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more