When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.