Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
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.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
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.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.