The only real laughter comes from despair.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
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'.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.