It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
What goes around comes back around.
When a bird is alive, it eats ants. When bird dies, ants eat it. One tree can be made into million matchsticks but only one matchstick is enough to burn million trees. Circumstances can change at any time. You may be powerful today but time is more powerful than you.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
The people who fight fire with fire, usually end up with ashes.
The axe forgets, but the tree remembers.
Realize that everything connects to everything else.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
What seems to be coming at you is really coming from you.
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands-off.
We are made of all those who have built and broken us.
We seldom think of what we have, but always of what we lack.
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Scholars are those who have read in books, but thinkers, men of genius, world-enlighteners, and reformers of the human race are those who have read directly in the book of the world.
Truth is the most beautiful undraped.
The word of man is the most durable of all material.
One should use common words to say uncommon things.
Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.
Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.