Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.