Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
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.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.