The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
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.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.