Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Criticize the act, not the person.