Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
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.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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.
The lie is a condition of life.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
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.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.