Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
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.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.