Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
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.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
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.