The cure for pain is in the pain.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Wisdom begins at the end.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Think globally, act locally.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.