We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Be curious, not judgmental.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.