Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
I think, therefore I am.
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.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
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'.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.