Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.