Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
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.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.