Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
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.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
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.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.