Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
The object of the superior man is truth.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.