Intelligence is a moral category.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Resist much. Obey little.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
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.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.