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.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Time wounds all heels.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
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.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
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'.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.