Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
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.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Be curious, not judgmental.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
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.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.