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.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
The object of the superior man is truth.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.