Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Time wounds all heels.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Resist much. Obey little.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.