Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
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.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.