All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
What's done can't be undone.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Think globally, act locally.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
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.