I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.