Where you stand depends on where you sit.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
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.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.