The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.