All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
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.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.