All great achievements require time.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.