Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.