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.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
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.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
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.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.