Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
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.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
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.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.