The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Think globally, act locally.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.