Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Nothing is black or white.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.