A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
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.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
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 always admire what you really don't understand.