It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
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.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
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.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.