Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
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.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
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.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.