There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
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.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.