Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
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.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Resist much. Obey little.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.