The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
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.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
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.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
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'.