Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
A precedent embalms a principle.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.