Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
Many openly show discontentment with their looks, but few with their intelligence. I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces.
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
Our understanding of the world around us is constantly being redefined and expanded, and so therefore, it is wiser to be passionate about seeking for truth than knowing it.
Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.
Truth is not a matter of fact but a state of harmony with progress and hope. Enveloped only in its wings will we ever soar to the promise of our greater selves.
Suffering is one of life's great teachers.
Emotion is often what we rely upon to carry us across the unfathomable voids in our intelligence.
American society will never completely understand the true meaning of equality.
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor - no matter the personal price.
Self-made men often worship their creator.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.
Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.
Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.
While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.
In the company of the accomplished, people hope it will rub off on themselves, in the company of the misfortunate, they fear it!
Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.
A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.
The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.
The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.
Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.
In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
The test of a belief is not exclusively in the belief itself, but also in the intentions and actions of those who embrace it.
It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.
It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.
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