Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in 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.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.