You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Resist much. Obey little.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.