Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
A precedent embalms a principle.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.