It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
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'.