So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
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.