All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Pain don't hurt.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.