A friend to all is a friend to none
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
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.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
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.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Time wounds all heels.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.