The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
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.
A man is literally what he thinks.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.