Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
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.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.