When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…
Do one thing every day that scares you.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Politics is a great art. It succeeds at convincing the people that they have to pay for what has been stolen from them.
You’re only as good as the best thing you’ve ever done.
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking it-self is dangerous.
They fear love because it creates a world they can’t control.
Smile doesn’t mean that someone is happy. Sometimes it just means that you’re strong.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.
I’m not perfect. But I’ll always be real.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Happiness is a good flow of life.
To me justice doesn’t mean looking for the criminals. It means looking for the innocent.
Breathe. It’s only a bad day, not a bad life.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Study the past if you would define the future.
We do not conquer the lands, we conquer the hearts.
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on other side of fear.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions that differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
I would rather be hated for what I am, then loved for what I am not.
Worse than war is the very fear of war.
Birds scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth, but sadly we don’t speak bird.
Of all things, I liked books best.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.
If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.
Effort is the oxygen for talent.
People cry, not because they are weak. It is because they’ve been strong for too long.
Even the genius ask questions.
It’s better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you’re not…
Believes the impossible.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Sweat saves blood, blood saves lives, but brains saves both.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
The first true love is always the last one.
You can’t measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.
Never, ever, let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do. Prove the cynics wrong. Pity them for they have no imagination. The sky’s the limit. Your sky. Your limit. Now. Let’s dance.
She loved to walk down the street with a book under her arm. It differentiated her from the others
I have a problem when people say something’s real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I’ve always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
We can only learn and advance with contradictions.
The faithful inside should meet the doubtful. The doubtful should meet the faithful. Human slowly advances and becomes mature when he accepts his contradictions.
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?
Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.
When one door is closed, many more is open.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.
Give the opponents more than one reason to stare at your feet.
Man invented clothing to cover the superficial and to discover the inside.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
They got money for wars but they can’t feed the poor.
Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.
If you’re really a mean person you’re going to come back as a fly and eat poop.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.
Women are beautiful in the light of the day, but are even more so in the shadows of the night.
Be the flame, not the moth.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Retaliation gets you nothing. Revenge is worthless.
I cannot love I. I can only love you
Don’t live to fight, fight to live.
Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
Ere long intelligence—transmitted without wires—will throb through the earth like a pulse through a living organism. The wonder is that, with the present state of knowledge and the experiences gained, no attempt is being made to disturb the electrostatic or magnetic condition of the earth, and transmit, if nothing else, intelligence.
To love is to recognize yourself in another.
Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.
I want to leave, to go somewhere where I should be really in my place, where I would fit in… but my place is nowhere; I am unwanted.
Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.
You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
The tragedy of a thoughtless man is not that he doesn’t think, but that he thinks that he’s thinking.
Dreaming of the person you want to be is wasting the person you already are.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Genius is only gifted to the few who are ready to go beyond their comfort-zones. Those who are not satisfied only with the theoretical ideologies.
You’re right. I am crazy. But you know what else? I don’t care.
A slave dreams of freedom, a free man dreams of wealth, the wealthy dream of power, and the powerful dream of freedom.
Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.
They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.
The noblest art is that of making others happy
There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.
Communication is an essential factor in any type of relationship; friend, romantic, or business.
she loved to walk down the street with a book under her arm. It had the same significance for her as an elegant cane for the dandy a century ago. It differentiated her from others.
If you do not want it to rain, always carry an umbrella.
Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
Heroes come and go, but legends are forever.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.
The only truth is music.
He shall never know I love him: and that, not because he’s handsome, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made out of, his and mine are the same.
Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.
You just stay patient, that’s all.
Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvellous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man.
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.