Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.