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.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
What can't be cured must be endured.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.