It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.