I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.