Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?
When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
Women should be respected as well! Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn’t women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?
I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.
Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me
What a book a devil’s chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives – of approving of some and disapproving of others.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.
This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.
Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
I’m a big believer that as much as possible, and there’s obviously political limitations, freedom of migration is a good thing.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you. Find yourself.
We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.
Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.
I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.
While children are struggling to be unique, the world around them is trying all means to make them look like everybody else.
Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action, converts adversity into prosperity.
Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.
Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.