Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
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.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
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'.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.