Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.