Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
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.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
The lie is a condition of life.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.