To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
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?
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.