The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
What's done can't be undone.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.