What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
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.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Desire is the very essence of man.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
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.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.