If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.