Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.