You always admire what you really don't understand.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
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.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
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.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
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.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.