When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
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.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.