Desire is the very essence of man.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.