Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
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.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
All great achievements require time.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
The object of the superior man is truth.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.