The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
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.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.