Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
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.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.