Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
I think, therefore I am.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.