Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
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.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.