Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
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.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.