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.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
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.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens