When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
What can't be cured must be endured.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
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.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
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.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.