Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.