What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.