It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Think globally, act locally.
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 road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Be curious, not judgmental.