The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.