Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
A lion's work hours are only when he's hungry; once he's satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.
Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go.
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.
If it is a Miracle, any sort of evidence will answer, but if it is a Fact, proof is necessary
All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become.
A man is known by the silence he keeps.
Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it is an enemy.
A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.
Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
And yet to every bad there is a worse.
History is the same thing over and over again.
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do - but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.
Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth.
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