We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.