Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.