You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Appearances often are deceiving.