An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
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.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.