Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
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.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.