Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
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.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
The lie is a condition of life.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.