An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.