All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
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.
All great achievements require time.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Intelligence is a moral category.