Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
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.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
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 very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
All great achievements require time.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.