The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
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.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.