You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.