I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
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.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
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.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.