Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Be curious, not judgmental.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.