The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
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.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.