If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Resist much. Obey little.
Desire is the very essence of man.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
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.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence