Destiny: A tyrant’s authority for crime, and a fool’s excuse for failure.
Have no fear of perfection ---- you’ll never reach it.
The sum of behaviour is to retain a man’s own dignity, without intruding upon the liberty of others.
One may overcome a thousand men in battle, but he who conquers himself is the greatest victor.
The greater the man, the more restrained his anger.
It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
There is nothing permanent except change.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
No road of flowers lead to glory.
Do not, for one repulse, forgo the purpose that you resolved to effort.
The man who has made up his mind to win will never say " Impossible".
Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly for them.
There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see.
It never will rain roses. When we want to have more roses we must plant trees.
Time is a bird for ever on the wing.
If you do not learn to think when you are young, you may never learn.
A day is a miniature of eternity.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Love is stronger than death.
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
All good things are cheap, all bad things are very dear.
Patience! The windmill never strays in search of the wind.
Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
Fame usually comes to those who are thinking something else.
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
If there were less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.
Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Don’t waste life in doubts and fears.
The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
It is discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
I’ve never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
Man can climb to the highest summit, but he cannot dwell there long.
The tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything --- or nothing.
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step a time.
Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions.
Optimist: A man who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.
You know what charm is : A way of getting the answer "yes" without having asked any clear question.
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
The essence of language is human activity.
Animals are such agreeable friends ----they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.