The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.