Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
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.
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.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.