A house divided against itself cannot stand.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
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.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Criticize the act, not the person.