Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
The lie is a condition of life.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.