Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
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.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.