Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.
Sometimes we attribute certain things we do not understand to the demon, not thinking they may be things of God that we do not understand.
Sometimes the things you’ve lost can be found again in unexpected places.
When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.
Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking … the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. (1945)
No speech is ever considered, but only the speaker. It’s so much easier to pass judgment on a man than on an idea.
We practically always excuse things when we understand them
There is a strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.
Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion, a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.
Don’t judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.
What good is intuition if your heart gets in the way of hearing it?
Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go
Be neither a conformist nor a rebel, for they are really the same thing. Find your own path, and stay on it
Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.
People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
A jack of all trades is a master of none, but often better than a master of one.
There is scarcely any passion without struggle.
But maybe life isn’t about counting all the things you’ve lost.
No amount of passion can overcome a lack of technical expertise.
History is always made by the wisdom of the old and the passion of the young. Pave the way for a new age, youngsters of the next generation!
The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.
Nothing great in the world was accomplished without passion.
The moment you put it into words and tell someone, it starts to diverge from your feelings.
A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
If I try, I fail. If I don’t try I’m never going to get it.
I’m not interested in fighting. What I’m interested in is living.
You should try persuasion when people are mentally defenseless.
The words of your past are fundamentally unrelated to who you are now.
The inexperienced draw attention by acting differently.