The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.