I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.