I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
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.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Wisdom begins at the end.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
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
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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.