Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
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.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.