A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.