The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.