Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
I think, therefore I am.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.