The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
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.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.