Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
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.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
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.
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.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Appearances often are deceiving.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.