A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
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.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible