Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.