Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
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.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.