No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
All great achievements require time.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.