All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.