Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.