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!
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
What's done can't be undone.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.