If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
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.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
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.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.