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.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
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.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.