Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
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.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
I think, therefore I am.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.