Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Desire is the very essence of man.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
What can't be cured must be endured.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
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.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.