Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint', then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.
Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!
It's all right for a perfect stranger to kiss your hand as long as he's perfect.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...
It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
We are free to choose our actions, . . . but we are not free to choose the consequences of these actions.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
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