In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
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.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.