If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.