Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
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.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
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.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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.