Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
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.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.