Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.