Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Compassion is the basis of morality.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.