My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
The best things in life make you sweaty.
One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.
The deepest wounds aren't the ones we get from other people hurting us. They are the wounds we give ourselves when we hurt other people.
What we like to think of ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common....
Destiny is a lie. Destiny is justification for atrocity. It is the means by which murderers armour themselves against reprimand. It is a word intended to stand in place of ethics, denying all moral context.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Death twitches my ear; 'Live,' he says... 'I'm coming.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
We all can be only who we are, no more, no less.
Were knowledge all, what were our need To thrill and faint and sweetly bleed?
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
This first glance of a soul which does not yet know itself is like dawn in the heavens; it is the awakening of something radiant and unknown.
The only thing standing between you and your dreams is ... reluctance.
Nothing is as it seems, but something is everything it is made out to be.
Socrates: Have you noticed on our journey how often the citizens of this new land remind each other it is a free country? Plato: I have, and think it odd they do this. Socrates: How so, Plato? Plato: It is like reminding a baker he is a baker, or a sculptor he is a sculptor. Socrates: You mean to say if someone is convinced of their trade, they have no need to be reminded. Plato: That is correct. Socrates: I agree. If these citizens were convinced of their freedom, they would not need reminders.
Whole life is a search for beauty. But, when the beauty is found inside, the search ends and a beautiful journey begins.
There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table.
The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks just that much time to think while dressing at dawn, a philosophical hour, and thus a melancholy hour.
A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.