A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Criticize the act, not the person.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.