Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
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.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
What's done can't be undone.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.