It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Time wounds all heels.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.