All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
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.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
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.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.