Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
A lie never lives to be old.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Common sense is not so common.