I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Wisdom begins at the end.
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.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.