Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
What can't be cured must be endured.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.