When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
I do not see what use a man can be put to, whose word cannot be trusted. How can a wagon be made to go if it has no yoke-bar, or a carriage if it has no collar-bar?
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
When you see a good man, try to emulate his examples, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.
To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.
If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.