I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
A precedent embalms a principle.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Criticize the act, not the person.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.