The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Appearances often are deceiving.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
The lie is a condition of life.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.