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.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
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.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.
One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.
Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Travel teaches tolerance.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
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.
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
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.
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.
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own.
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.
When little is done, little is said; silence is the mother of truth.
Little things affect little minds.
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.
No affection and a great brain, these are the people to command the world.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
Everything comes if a man will only wait.
Despair is the conclusion of fools.
If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.
Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.
Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.
Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
A person's fate is their own temper.