Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best information.
Never complain and never explain.
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything.
One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.
There is no education like adversity.
A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.
The secret of success is consistency of purpose.
Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Travel teaches tolerance.
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all those who would climb, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
To be conscience that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own.
Frank and explicit -- that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
No affection and a great brain, these are the people to command the world.
Despair is the conclusion of fools.
Everything comes if a man will only wait.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.
When little is done, little is said; silence is the mother of truth.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.
The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.
Little things affect little minds.
Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.
Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
A person's fate is their own temper.
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.