If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
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 have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
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.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.