The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.