So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
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
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.