Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
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.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Wisdom begins at the end.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.