Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
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.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.