Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.