Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
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.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
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!
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.