Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
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.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.