It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
The lie is a condition of life.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.