It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
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.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
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
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Wisdom begins at the end.