It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
What's done can't be undone.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
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!
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.