Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
All great achievements require time.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.