Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Resist much. Obey little.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
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.