If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Appearances often are deceiving.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
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'.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.