Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
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.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
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
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.