If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
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.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
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.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
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.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.