He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
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.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
A precedent embalms a principle.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.