Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
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.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.