The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.