I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.