If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
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.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
We never see ourselves as others see us.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.