The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.