If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
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.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.