Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Think globally, act locally.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.