Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Be curious, not judgmental.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.