Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.