A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
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.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.