Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.