If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Criticize the act, not the person.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.