Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.