Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
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'.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Time wounds all heels.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.