But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.