The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Moonlight is sculpture.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.