A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
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.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
I think, therefore I am.