No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
The object of the superior man is truth.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
I think, therefore I am.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
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 scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.