Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
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?
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.