He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Think globally, act locally.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Time wounds all heels.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.