It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.