Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.