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The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.
Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.
We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common - which is - we all want to be happy.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.
I'm happy being myself, which I've never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn't have those things in mine.
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
I do not write for this generation. I am writing for other ages. If this could read me, they would burn my books, the work of my whole life. On the other hand, the generation which interprets these writings will be an educated generation; they will understand me and say: 'Not all were asleep in the nighttime of our grandparents.'
Luckily, he was in the process of moving to France at the time, anyway. But if he had stayed in the States, I don't know how he would have handled that, because it was getting pretty crazy. I mean, a celebrity which he really did not welcome. And I can't blame him.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one - that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be.
A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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