Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
All great achievements require time.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
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.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
What's done can't be undone.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
The cure for pain is in the pain.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.