Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then, is an empty desk?
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of
those who look on and do nothing.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse
it. Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus, or Gandhi armed with the money-bags of
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you
sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is
keeping your mouth shut.
Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men
with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.
A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid
that lack of civilization in high boots.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no
sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as
a variation of wave pressure.
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
Technological change is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
The only justifiable purpose of political institutions is to ensure the unhindered
development of the individual.
Work is the only thing that gives substance to life.
Never lose a holy curiosity.
When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always
reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.
Paper is to write things down that we need to remember. Our brains are used to