Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
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.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.