A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
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.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Desire is the very essence of man.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.