Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
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.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.