Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
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.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
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.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
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.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.