The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.
It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them.
Sometimes it’s not so much the money that matters, but the win is everything — particularly when you are invested heart and soul in your mission.
You are wise to climb Mt. Fuji, but a fool to do it twice.
Wisdom is a variable possession. Every man is wise when pursued by a mad dog, fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.
The temporary good is enemy to the permanent best.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.