Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
After a storm comes a calm.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Always desire to learn something useful.
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
To be a good loser is to learn how to win.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
If you think you can do it, you can.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
Education is the best provision for old age.
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.