My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.