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'.
What's done can't be undone.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
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.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.