The only real laughter comes from despair.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
The lie is a condition of life.
Wisdom begins at the end.