Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe