Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Wisdom begins at the end.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.