Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.