Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
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.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
All great achievements require time.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.