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!
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
A precedent embalms a principle.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
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.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.