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'.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.