Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
A precedent embalms a principle.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
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 don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.