A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
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.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
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.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.