To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.