Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
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.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid