There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
What can't be cured must be endured.