Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
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.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.