You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
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.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.