It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.