A precedent embalms a principle.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
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.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.