When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
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.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.