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.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.