There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Resist much. Obey little.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
A friend to all is a friend to none
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.