One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
What is to give light must endure burning.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Effective action is always unjust.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.