You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
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.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
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'.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
A friend to all is a friend to none
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.