Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
What can't be cured must be endured.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Think globally, act locally.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.