All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
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'.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.