Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
What can't be cured must be endured.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.