You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
All great achievements require time.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.