Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
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.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.