Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
All great achievements require time.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
What can't be cured must be endured.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.