Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
What can't be cured must be endured.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
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.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.