Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
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.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
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.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more