I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.