It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.