I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.