Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
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.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The lie is a condition of life.