One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Criticize the act, not the person.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.