Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Time wounds all heels.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
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.
What's done can't be undone.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.