Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
A precedent embalms a principle.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.