Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.