Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
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.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.