The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Time wounds all heels.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.