To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.