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'.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The lie is a condition of life.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.