He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
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.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
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 best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.