Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Think globally, act locally.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Resist much. Obey little.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.