Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is pass'd in sleep.
I do this real moron thing, it's called thinking, and I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.
It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
My God. We've had cloning in the South for years. It's called cousins.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.
Think globally, act locally.
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
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!
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.