The only real laughter comes from despair.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
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.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Criticize the act, not the person.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
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.