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
The object of the superior man is truth.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.