Comedy is acting out optimism.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.