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.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
The lie is a condition of life.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.