Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
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.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.