It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Desire is the very essence of man.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?