Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.