Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.