Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Think globally, act locally.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
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.
All great achievements require time.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Desire is the very essence of man.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
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.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
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.