Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.