If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
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'.
The lie is a condition of life.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Be curious, not judgmental.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
A precedent embalms a principle.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.