Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.