The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
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.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!