Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
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!
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
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.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.