There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.