Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Time wounds all heels.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.