I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
I think, therefore I am.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
A precedent embalms a principle.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.