It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.
Bryant H. McGill
Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.
The real violence is committed in the writing of history, the records of the legal system, the reporting of news, through the manipulation of social contracts, and the control of information.
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
American society will never completely understand the true meaning of equality.
No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.
Suffering is one of life's great teachers.
Never expect a loan to a friend to be paid back if you want to keep that friend.
Take without forgetting, and give without remembering.
Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself.
Many openly show discontentment with their looks, but few with their intelligence. I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces.
The deceptive, glossy media images of faces, bodies and social lifestyles, make us hate ourselves so we will buy a solution to love ourselves once again.
Freedom is not a gift nor does it simply exist for us to have, but rather it is a sacred duty, and its blessed yield of hope is born from none other than the blood of the innocent.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
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.
The greatest joys are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in what we hope for.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.
In all known time there has never been a greater monster or miracle than the human being.
The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.
Like manchurian candidates, we have been made into manchurian consumers, who subconsciously buy when we are triggered by our brand masters.
There is little more powerful than when truth joins action.
Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.
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.
Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.
An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.
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.
You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate.
A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.
Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.
The best way to win against the intolerable is to tolerate them, for this they have seldom dealt with. Your indulgence may soften their malice and open their eyes to more honorable ways.
The common person fears to think beyond the common.
Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.
In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion.
The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.
The right to justice is something that no one can bestow, nor take away, for it is in one's heart.
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man.
It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom.
Emotion is often what we rely upon to carry us across the unfathomable voids in our intelligence.
I have never read for entertainment, but rather for understanding and to satisfy my eager curiosity.
Sometimes power is all a person has, so they will protect it even unto their own destruction, for without power they have nothing.
Education should prepare our minds to use its own powers of reason and conception rather than filling it with the accumulated misconceptions of the past.
Unfortunately, your reputation often rests not on your ability to do what you say, but rather on your ability to do what people expect.
One column of truth cannot hold an institution of ideas from falling into ignorance. It is wiser that a person of prudence and purpose save his strength for battles that can be won.
Comfort in expressing your emotions will allow you to share the best of yourself with others, but not being able to control your emotions will reveal your worst.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.