Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
The lie is a condition of life.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
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.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
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.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.