Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
The lie is a condition of life.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.