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.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
The object of the superior man is truth.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Think globally, act locally.
Appearances often are deceiving.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
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.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.