Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
Each soul is potentially divine.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.