The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
A precedent embalms a principle.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
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.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.