I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
The object of the superior man is truth.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.