In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
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'.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.