Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
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 pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.