There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
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.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
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.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
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.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?