Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them.

Lying is done with words and also with silence.

The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people. Difference is that strong people admit their mistakes, laugh at them, learn from them. That is how they become strong.

The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas.

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know.

If one does not know to which port is sailing, no wind is favorable.

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Where there is love, there is pain.

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.

Love all, trust a few.

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.

I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.

It is impossible to love and be wise.

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything.

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.

There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart.

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.

It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy.

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.

We have learned that power is a positive force if it is used for positive purposes.

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

All the world is a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances; Each man in his time plays many parts.

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

We are all something, but none of us are everything.

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