One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Boards don't hit back.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.