Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
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.
The object of the superior man is truth.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
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?
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.