Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.