To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
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.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.