Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
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.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Resist much. Obey little.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.