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'.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
A friend to all is a friend to none
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Appearances often are deceiving.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.