Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Desire is the very essence of man.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Resist much. Obey little.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.