Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The lie is a condition of life.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.