If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.