It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
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.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
The lie is a condition of life.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.