Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.