Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.