If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
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.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
A man is literally what he thinks.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.