Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.
There are old heads in the world who cannot help me by their example or advice to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself; but I believe that it is in my power to elevate myself this very hour above the common level of my life.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Men may know many things by seeing; but no prophet can see before the event, nor what end waits for him.
The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Yes, and I can sit down on a white piece of paper and work because I don't believe too much into inspiration, only I'm waiting for inspiration, work and then inspiration may come. It's a little too easy to say that.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.
Men willingly believe what they wish.
Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.
The great cosmic illusion is a hierophany... One is devoured by Time, not because one lives in Time, but because one believes in its reality, and therefore forgets or despises eternity.
I didn't know anything about fashion. I couldn't believe it when I got here. I don't know how I'm sitting here right now speaking English.
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.
As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we're all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we've done all our lives pointless.
Galileo was no idiot. Only an idiot could believe that science requires martyrdom - that may be necessary in religion, but in time a scientific result will establish itself.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.