The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.