Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
A man is literally what he thinks.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
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.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
A precedent embalms a principle.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Think globally, act locally.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.