If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
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.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Criticize the act, not the person.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.