Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
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.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Intelligence is a moral category.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.