I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Appearances often are deceiving.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
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
A friend to all is a friend to none
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.