Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
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.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.