What can't be cured must be endured.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Resist much. Obey little.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
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.
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.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.