Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
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 mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
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.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.