The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
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'.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
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.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.