There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
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.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe