I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Wisdom begins at the end.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
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.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
None but ourselves can free our minds.