It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
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.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
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.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.