Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
All great achievements require time.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.