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.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
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.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
We never see ourselves as others see us.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.