The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
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.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Resist much. Obey little.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
I think, therefore I am.
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.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.