The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
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 very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
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.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.